Democracy Now! Friday, November 7, 2008
Can Grassroots Movement that Propelled Obama to Victory Chart a Better Economy?
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name his Treasury Secretary soon and is moving quickly to form his response to the economic crisis. We speak to Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge, and Arun Gupta of The Indypendent. [includes rush transcript]
Progressives Celebrate (Another) Pro-Choice Victory in South Dakota, While Gearing for Challenge to California Gay Marriage Ban
The more than 150 ballot measures voted on Tuesday night include the defeat, once again, of the abortion ban in South Dakota and the outlawing of anti-gay marriage in California. We speak to Kristina Wilfore of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center and Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.
New Hampshire Becomes First State Senate with Female Majority
History was made in New Hampshire on Tuesday as New Hampshire’s state senate became the first state legislative body in US history with a female majority. Thirteen of the state’s twenty-four senators are now women. [includes rush transcript]
Songwriter Protests Use of Country Hit as Palin Campaign Theme Song
When Gov. Sarah Palin tried to make the country music hit “Independence Day” her campaign theme song, the woman who wrote it, singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, fought back. She tells us how. [includes rush transcript]